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ASL Starter Kit #4
Published by: Multi-Man Publishing
Published date: 2019-05-07
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Introduction:

ASL Starter Kit Module #4 PTO brings ASLSK to the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO), and adds the Japanese and the United States Marine Corps to the ASLSK lineup. ASLSK#4 is a self-contained ASL module that gives players the opportunity to start playing Advanced Squad Leader almost immediately.

ASLSK#4 expands on the themes of previous Starter Kits by providing new counters and updated rules featuring a new concept to Starter Kit PTO. At the heart of this module are the rules for using the Japanese Imperial forces who fought amongst the jungle and island atolls of the Pacific in terrain completely different from the European Theater of Operations and with tactics different than their European counterparts. In addition to the step-reducing Japanese infantry and new rules for familiar looking terrain, simplified rules for Banzai, concealment, and hand-to-hand close combat are introduced. Neither components nor experience with earlier Starter Kits is necessary to play.

The eight scenarios and three mapboards cover actions between the U.S. forces (Marines and Army) that opposed the Imperial Japanese Army on the islands of the Pacific and in the exotic China-Burma-India theater. From Guadalcanal to Myitkiyina to the big island of Luzon in the Philippines, these forces fought to the death from 1942 to 1945.

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ScenarioRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthPopularity*
S69: Stovepipe Funeral8.00Near Charan Kanoa, SaipanPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)3.4 hrs33%
S65: Take It Back7.00West of Lunga Ridge, GuadalcanalPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.6 hrs20%
S67: Besieged5.50Nhpum Ga, BurmaCBIAmericanJapanese2 hrs16%
S66: Bailey's Bridge7.50Matanikau River, GuadalcanalPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese3 hrs10%
S64: Kawaguchi's Gamble8.00Near Henderson Field, GuadalcanalPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)2.9 hrs8%
S68: The End of Their Rope8.50Charpate, BurmaCBIAmericanJapanese3.2 hrs7%
S71: American Devil9.00Potpot Luzon, The PhilippinesPTOJapaneseAmerican7.2 hrs3%
S70: A Sideshow Affair8.00Angaur IslandPTOAmericanJapanese6 hrs3%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 Grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Friday 06 December 2019 09:33:22 PM  (c)dramsey 2019